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Interviews with poets from Australia and overseas about what they read and how they write.
||ExplicitEp 76. Will Druce with your Lorca 101||Latin American poetry is so vast and overwhelming! I don’t know where to start! Yep. But Will Druce is here with a rough guide to Federico García Lorca, a look at where his writing intersects with Frank O’Hara and Rimbaud,||4 6 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEp 75. When Rumi is absolutely no help||Which poet is there for you when life gets particularly strange? Sorry Rumi, but it’s not you. Lately I’ve had cause to go back to Gertrude Stein and her beautifully strange poem Christian Bérard. Show notes Stein reading from Christian Bérard L||16 5 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEp 74. Geraldine Burrowes on Michael Farrell and Claire Gaskin||Geraldine Burrowes came to poetry later in life from the world of visual art. We met in her beautiful apartment and talked about two poets who were influential in that transition – Michael Farrell and Claire Gaskin – along with what went into making||6 5 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEp 73. Inside a poetry workshop II: Erasure, cut-ups and villanelles||It’s a good day when you get to sit around a table with some friends and write something surprising. Here’s what happened when we tried our hands at cut-ups, erasure and the villanelle. Show notes Inside a poetry workshop with Benjamin Dodds and Mr||25 4 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEp 72. Anupama Pilbrow on the moments in between||Anupama Pilbrow is co-editor at The Suburban Review and the author of Body Poems, just out from Vagabond Press. We recorded this conversation as Anupama was packing boxes on the eve of leaving Melbourne. Over tea we covered everything from her thoughts.||15 4 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEp 71. Writing an Easter sestina||What happened when I had four days off and decided to try to write a long poem. Show notes The Ode Less Travelled by Stephen Fry How to write a sestina||5 4 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEp 70. Claire Gaskin on Gig Ryan||Sitting at Claire Gaskin’s kitchen table, I finally got to thank her for the ideas and poems she shared at a reading at Some Velvet Morning back in 2013, including Gig Ryan’s If I Had a Gun. We also talked about specificity, gender in poetry,||26 3 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEp 69. Happy Birthday, Ern||Ern Malley continues to be a made up person. So why did we celebrate his birthday this week? And why do Australian poets keep talking about him? I take a run at our most infamous poetry hoax. Show notes Everything you could ever want to know about Ern .||18 3 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEp 68. Ali Alizadeh on power, influence, anxiety and hope||I still remember buying a copy of Ali Alizadeh’s Ashes in the Air and the immediate effect the book had on me. In this interview Ali looks back on what it was like to write that book and talks about aspects of writing poetry in Australia today includi||6 3 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
||ExplicitEp 67. There will be time (I’m pretty sure)||Time and I are not friends. Sometimes we have massive fights. Usually I don’t win. But poems help. Show notes The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock by T. S. Eliot Five Bells by Kenneth Slessor Morgan Parker on Commonplace In Italy by Derek Walcott Antil||25 2 2018||Free||View in iTunes|
Love it - a refreshing take on poetry
Alice has a lovely relaxing voice, a great interview style and gets great guests! She makes poetry really approachable but still gets to in-depth interpretations that change the way I look at poems.
Lovely, personal, enlightening
The way Alice tackles poem readings is so interesting and her style is really personal and not academic or dry at all. The interviews she has are really interesting, it's fascinating hearing poets talk about the poems they love! Would recommend to anyone even if (like me) they're not a "poetry person".
I highly recommend Alice's wonderful world of poetry. She opens a welcoming door to all!!